About Bahir DarBahir Dar is a beautiful city in Ethiopia seeped in history and culture. Bahir Dar backpacking tours offer a chance to discover Ethiopia's ancient and fascinating cultures.
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AirportsBahir Dar airports include the following:
•Bole International Addis Ababa Airport
•Bahir Dar Airport
BirdlifeBahir Dar birdlife is rich and diverse, with a range of habitats supporting a multitude of species. Lake Tana is a key birding area, in particular Fasilidas Island, which is especially famous as an important wetland. The whole of the lake Tana region and the Blue Nile Gorge have a wide variety of birds both endemic and visitors.
ConservationBahir Dar conservation mostly consists of formal and informal environmental education, and as the town is a growing educational hub, a number of projects are aimed at the youth. The growing threat of industrial pollution is also a key conservation issue.
MalariaBahir Dar malaria medication includes the following:
PlantsBahir Dar plant life varies, with a number of key ecosystems within the rThe major habitats around Lake Tana are farmland, grassland, forest, rocky areas, marsh, reedbeds, while more sparse vegetation can be found around the city itself.
•The Federal Police, the city police and the local neighborhood militia provide security to the city
•Some hustlers around the shore of Lake Tana over-charge for boat trips - only use proper brokers
•The city is otherwise extremely safe to visit with very few issues
Travel BooksBahir Dar recommended travel books include the following:
•Bradt Travel Guide: Ethiopia by Philip Briggs
•Ethiopia and Eritrea Lonely Planet Country Guide by Matt Phillips and Jean-Bernard Carillet
•Ethiopia, the Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide by Stuart Munro-Hay
•The Chains of Heaven: An Ethiopian Romance by Philip Marsden
WildlifeBahir Dar wildlife is fairly minimal, and mostly consists of beautiful black-and-white Colobus monkeys which can be found across the city and Lake Tana region. Large numbers of Nile crocodile can also be found around the lakeshore.
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— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
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— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
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